Integrated Air Quality Management (AQM) and Climate Change Mitigation in the framework of the World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Programme
As of: October 2020
Objective and activities
Millions of deaths occur annually due to air pollution especially caused by particulate matter, generated mainly by industry and transport. These Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) are also responsible for approx. 40% of global warming. Using the partner cities as examples, the programme supports the development of effective policies and integrated AQM and GHG emissions reductions plans. It complements the efforts of World Bank´s PMEH programme with capacity and institutional framework development and supports the fulfilment of the NDC in the partner countries. The data base for air pollution control (emission inventories, air quality monitoring) will be improved and proposals for the improvement of legal frameworks as well as selected urban land-use plans will be presented. Capacity development and knowledge transfer between Germany and PMEH partner countries support the development of AQM plans and GHG mitigation measures in further PMEH partner countries.
World Bank Group’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Multi-Donor Trust Fund
State of implementation/results
- On 07.09.2020 the project organized together with UNEP the first „International Day of Clean Air for blue skies“. Hanoi supported the day through a TV discussion and a pledge challenge. South Africa participated via an awareness raising campaign.
South Africa: Clean air and climate change have been integrated in educational work with children in Townships of Johannesburg. The clean air plan for Tshwane was finalized and is currently discussed at the city council. – A feasibility study regarding small-scale biogas production in townships in Tshwane was produced.
- Hanoi´s Hoan Kiem district is supported in the implementation of an immediate action plan for clean air. More than 150 local agents have been already trained. – The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment prepared in cooperation with the project a report on clean air in Vietnam. – The Ministry for environmental affairs in Vietnam reflects, due to the project´s support, for the first time clean air in the revision of the law on environmental protection. A revision of the national action plan for clean air 2025 will be also supported by the project. – Johannesburg, Tshwane and Hanoi will receive support by the Stockholm Environment Institute in the modelling of their emissions and in the development of mitigation measures.